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Full text of "The manufacture and properties of iron and steel"

FRANCE.
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rule the companies do not control their fuel supply, although very lately the furnaces around Longwy have united to form a coke com-
T'ABLEXXV-A. Production of Fuel, Ore, Iron and Steel in France; metric tons.
Data marked thus * are for 1898.
Production in 1899.	Coal.	Coke.	Ore.	No. of Blast Furnaces in Operation in 1904.	Pig Iron.	Wrought; Iron.
.East ............			4,224,000	66	1,576,000	,    213000
North .............	19,861,000	1,357,000*		13	297,000	350000
Centre .....     "	6,516,000	362,000*	148,666	14	247,000*	80000*
South ..............	3,065,000	233,000	204,000	10	136,000*	12,000
Southwest ........			24,000*	7	106,000*	
Northwest ........			9,000	2	75,000*	
Others ............	3,421,000		377.000	1		61,000
						
Total ...........	32,863 000	1,952,000	4,986,000	112	2,578,000	834,000
Imports ...........	13,370,000		1,951,000			
Exports ...	1,026,000					
						
Production in 1900.	No. of Steel "Works.		Bessemer.		Open Hearth.		Total Steel.	Rails in 1901.
	'3  H	With Bessemer Converters.	No. of Converters.	Product.	No. of Furnaces.	Product.		
East .........	9 4 10 3 1 2 5	6 3 1 1 1 1	19 9 2 3 2 3	554,890 232,329 52,128 33,328 45,579 32,909	8 13 43 10 2 5 10	71,104 138,548 261,788 59,769 15,434 54,602 68,542	625,994 370,877 313,916 93,095 61,013 87,511 68,542	119,873 72,289
North .......								
Centre ...... South .......								
								48,793 33,000 17,859
Southwest. . Northwest.. Others ......								
Total.... Total for 1903....	34	13	37	951,161 1,172,984	91	609,787 681,636	1,620,948 1,854,620	291,814
								
pany.   A plant of 500 ovens has been "built, but a sufficient supply of coal is not available, as the coal companies prefer to make coke in their own ovens,   For this reason some of the large steel companies are acquiring coal mines in the Pas-de-Calais district. In 1898 this district produced 60 per cent, of all the basic B.es-